Stanford quarterback Nottingham to transfer

Stanford football coach David Shaw has announced that junior

quarterback Brett Nottingham plans to transfer.

Shaw said during practice Saturday that Nottingham would be

leaving the eighth-ranked Cardinal (11-2), who won the Pac-12 title

and will play Big Ten champion Wisconsin in the Rose Bowl on Jan.

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Nottingham was a highly touted recruit who was the primary

backup last season to Andrew Luck, this year’s No. 1 pick in the

NFL draft who is now playing for the Indianapolis Colts. Nottingham

was beaten out for the starting job during preseason practice by

Josh Nunes.

In two games this season, he completed 5 of 8 passes for 22

yards. He played in six games during 2011 and completed 5 of 8

passes for 78 yards and a touchdown. He was among the top

quarterback prospects in the nation out of Monte Vista High School

in nearby Danville.